New way for developing natural gas

In September of 1984, I put forward a new idea-converting water wells into gas wells. But at that time, few geologists and engineers accepted it.Many successful cases, however, have repeatedly proven the new way for exploiting natural gas. In 1986, one of the abandoned water wells in Sichuan basin, People's Republic of China, was first put into testing and was successfully turned into a gas well by using water drainage.Since then, tens of abandoned water wells have been converted into commercial gas wells. The highest gas yield for single wells is 7 million cu m/day. The petroleum companies involved have benefited greatly from this new, unconventional method in the production of natur...

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